1. LWCAD 2018 new features
New trial mode. In trial mode, you can completely unlock LWCAD for 30 days. Running in trial mode requires an internet connection.
Options panel Mouse Weight & Angle Step
New parameters which defines mouse sensitivity when adjusting handle weights or angles.
Pop-up preset system
New preset system with forward and backward compatibility. File format : XXX.lwcad
Auto UCS corner
New corner mode for Auto UCS initialization
Dimensions are projected to UCS X & Y axis
Snap Panel SNAP button
Enable & disable snapping
New parametric tool for creating windows. Object can be created from curves, polygons or NURBS.
- using new pop-up preset system for custom sizes and parameters
- basic shapes types (rectangle, arch, triangle)
- custom inner-outer framing and sill
- custom edges and corners
Edge To Railing
New parametric tool for creating railings from selection on existing geometry.
- using selection of curve segments, polygon edges or nurbs surface edges
- using new pop-up preset system
- railing is assembled from five optional layers : rails, sub-rails, posts, sub-posts and fillings
- all profiles can be created with curves or extruded rectangle or circle profile.
New railing tool based on Line Tool.
New railing pop-preset, build railing presets from rail tools directly into stair object
- polygons and NURBS mode are synchronized
- new handles placement modes: Segment Ends, Corner Ends, Rail Ends
- new mode for align profile to ground
- new parameter show profile csys
Rect UV & Quad UV
New 'Rect UV Linked' parameter allows to enable-disable linking or rectangle size with UV map size.
- new pop-up preset for UV dimensions
Rectangle,Box,Windoor, Rect Roof, Rect Stair & Wall
- new pop-up presets for size dimensions
- new optional multi-blade mode, with pop-up presets for blades distances